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Good eating, bad eating and I'm sick again (or still)

Thursday, September 02, 2010

The past couple of days my eating has been awesome. I have been eating veggies and everything! Lots of stirfrys with lean meat and green veggies, little oil, low fat sauces...delish.

But today, I'm sick. I was grumpy and feeling gross and I went to the bakery and had a pie and a caramel slice for lunch. Now I feel grosser, but I just wanted it and you don't get between a sick me and my pie. I will be making good choices for the rest of the day (stir fry for dinner, fruit snacks) to try and make up for it. AND because I do know that when I eat junk I feel worse even though I crave it and think it will make me feel better. Grrr, I'm mad at me.

And I don't know if I am sick still (last week I was sick for 2 days and I haven't been feeling 100% since) or if I'm sick again. Who knows, I'm just sick :( But the boy has the man flu, so guess who doesnt get a break? Me! Gotta look after the helpless male despite my own sickness!

My mummy is visiting for the weekend... She can take care of me in my sick state!

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MAGGIENCALI 9/3/2010 2:05AM

    I've nursed my fair share of man flu which eventually he shared with me. Sharing is caring. Yea, right. I think I got the worst of it most of the time. Don't get too mad at yourself for the pie thing. Your doing everything else right and your human. We're allowed stumbles along the way on this journey and believe me, I stumble a lot. So don't think too much on it sister, just pick yourself up go have a fruit smoothie, drink plenty of fluids, try to rest and have your mom fix you some some soup.:)

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Running - W2 D2

Thursday, September 02, 2010

I did it...sorta...

I ran for 10 minutes total, but my intervals were a little skewed. I did the first two 2 minute runs fine, no problem (but they were downhill...I may have timed it that way...you can't prove a thing!) but after that things got a little...hurty? My ankles felt like someone with giant hands was squeezing my ankles, so there was just heaps of pressure. Very, very weird. So I did my third interval and only made it a minute. I stopped and stretched. Nope, not helping. So I did my second minute of that interval then I split my fourth interval up into two 1 minute runs. I had to, my ankles were too sore. I did my last interval for the full 2 minutes after taking a 5 minute walk break, then got home and stretched. The ankles are feeling better now, but I have no idea whats going on! I warmed up for 10 minutes so I don't think that was it! Runners, give me your feedback! But the upshot is, I ran for 10 minutes but it was in a different configeration then originally planned.

In other news, I'm additced to dried cherries. They are like crack to me. They are soooooo tasty and they are curing my sweet craving nicely. Cherries are my favourite fruit, but the season is sooooo short! I know, I know, fresh fruit is better, but these will do nicely as a junk food substitute!


Adding strength training

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

I'm taking the strength training plunge! I know I need to.

When I used to do the 30 day shred I remember I liked it (level 1 at least!) so I'm gonna start doing that again. I remember I toned like crazy and had awesome arms and calves. I'll probably just do it once or twice a week so I can get my strength training in, none of this everyday for 30 days business. Wish me luck everyone, I may need it!

Yesterday I didn't exercise, I spent the day hanging out with my boyfriend. Exercise will take a backseat to my relationship, especially since we haven't really seen each other in a month! He is not an exercise person, so he didn't want to come for a walk with me or anything. We ended up going for a drive through the Waitakere Ranges. It was lovely. We put the top down on the convertable and let the sun shine on us. Eating was OK. Not the best, not the worst. I did overeat, which was soooooo uncomforatble and I'm so glad I don't do that anymore!

I'm going on my W2 D2 run today. Asthma hasn't been too bad so it should be fine. Have to go for a walk at the very least because I let my rego lapse and I need to walk to the post shop to get a new one! I'll swing by after I've done my intervals so I can pick that up. I just wish it wasn't so expensive!

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AMLYST 9/3/2010 3:14PM

    Great Job on adding your strength training! I do strength twice a week. One day I concentrate on lower body, the other is upper. I do crunches both of those days, but should probably do crunches EVERY day . . .BLAH! With your running, you will see a huge difference with the strength training. They compliment each other! And it will make you stronger so you're running may get less challenging.

That is too bad your boyfriend won't join you on your walks. Sweat sessions with the significant other are SO fun! That is one thing I miss. With kids, it is impossible for my hubby and me to workout together, as he won't do it over his lunch break like me. It is so much fun to run with someone you love!

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STIPER23 9/1/2010 5:24PM

    I have read a number of blogs lately that mention the 30 day shred. What is it?

I need to do more ST too, I'm with you there!

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August review/September goals + a duckling

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sorry for the 2 posts one after the other. 2 seperate issues so I wanted to post them seperatly.

August Goals

Loose 5kg - I lost 3kg
Start running - Done!

I didn't do as well as I wanted and my eating wasn't the best, but I definatly made progress!

September Goals

Loose 5kg - Be under 77kg by the end of September
Keep running and sign up for a 5k
Start cross training - Look at biking or swimming
Make healthier choices
Eat out less often

Here we go folks, another month begins! Can't wait to read everyone elses progress and goals.

As promised, a duckling

This little guy fell into a drain behind my work. The chef rescued him but the Mama duck took off, so he was abandoned. Someone needed to look out for him, so it was me! I took him home for the night. I gave him a bath to get the drain gunk off him, but he didn't like water (WTH, he is a duck!), dried him off and put him in a box with some towels and a wheat bag so he could be warm and comfy for the night. He escaped a couple of times but eventually went to sleep for the night. The next morning I took him to the SPCA birdwing where he joined his cousins, the other abandoned ducklings. He was sooooo cute we wanted to keep him but I don't think my cats would have been happy with that!

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AMLYST 9/3/2010 3:17PM

    Way to go on setting your goals for September! Stay focused on them, and you will meet them!

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MAGGIENCALI 8/31/2010 11:06PM

    Ooooooh it's so cute!I'm such a sucker when comes to animals, except snakes, can't stand them. WTG on your progress and it sounds like your ready to take on more this next month as well. Keep it up, your doing great. Thanks for the DC tips. I think I'm going to quit DC altogether or here in the States we say "quit cold turkey". If I allow myself one a week I might give myself permission to have like three. The DC is completely gone. I drank one and gave the rest to my next door neighbors. I went and bought mineral water because I know I will miss the carbonation. Take care and have a great Thursday! :)

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I wish people didn't have to be negative

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Yesterday I was giving my friend a ride to school. We had agreed to go walking after uni together but I forgot my shoes, so I told her that I would have to skip this afternoon but would try and bring my shoes on Friday. She was asking questions about my shoes (I thought she was interested in getting new shoes) and she asked how much they cost. I'm not shy with money so I told her that they cost $240. OMG you should have heard the questions and comments on that one...

Thats very expensive
Who needs to spend that much on shoes?
Why did you pay that much?
What a rip off

Right. I told her that I was trying to get serious about running and I didn't want to take chances with my body so I got good quality shoes that fit and gave me the support I needed. More comments. Right. I told her that I was wanting to run a 5k in October so I needed good shoes and she needed to respect my choices (FFS they are only shoes!!!). Then under her breath she said...

Thats not that far.

Are you freakin kidding me? Really? I'm giving you a lift to school, after going out of my way to pick you up and said I'll walk with you twice a week so that you can be motivated and you thank me with that comment.

I went nuts. I went ballistic. How dare she discredit what I have been doing? I thought she was my friend but she obviouslty isn't. I told her that she was a witch with a B and they I didn't appriciate her comments. This is that same person who told me that I was unhealthy because I don't eat to a timetable.

Grrrrrr, I'm so mad at this person. She went on to say that I misunderstood and thats not what she said. Sorry sweetheart you can't backpedal your way out of this b****y comment because the girl sitting in the backseat heard everything. (This girl is constantly doing this, saying something and then when no one agrees or she gets called out says that isn't what she meant and she mis-spoke.)

I think she must be jeleous. Why else would she constantly be on at me about fitness stuff? I don't bring it up to just anyone (I'm still in the closet) so I, for some unknown reason, thought that she would be interested and supportive since I know that she is trying to work out and eat better too.

Her comments really hurt me. I started getting negative. I had just done an awesome work out and I started thinking that it wasn't good enough. I started thinking that I should skip classes and go on another run, really push myself. 5K? Thats not very far, I should be able to do that now! These thoughts are damaging and luckily my other (lovely, angel) friend snapped me out of it and brought me back otherwise I would have come home and ran until I passed out.

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BARCLE 9/1/2010 4:13PM

    Hiya, wow some people are just sooooo negative aren't they. I am glad you stood up for yourself and called her out on it. I bet she's noticed what you're doing and is feeling insecure about it - why she doesn't embrace the opportunity to work out with you and make a success of herself too is something we may never know. Some people like to talk the talk but not actually do the walk. 5k, 5 feet, 5 metres, 50k - who cares about the distance really - you're out there sparking it and that's awesome!!!

I wish shoes weren't so expensive but, you're right, gotta get the quality to help avoid injury. The only reason I haven't begun my running yet is I'm saving up to get my shoes - a long and frustrating process but I will get there in the end.

Have a super sparking day buddy emoticon

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AMLYST 9/1/2010 8:12AM

    Good for you for sticking up for yourself! Now is the time to be around supportive people, not people who are going to put you down. You're doing a great job and a 5K is an AWESOME accomplishment! Just think, first you do a 5K, then a 10K, then a half marathon . . . It will be never-ending. And then what will she say???? . . .

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J-ALEXIS 9/1/2010 7:14AM

    I hate when people say crap like that. I really am sorry. Your shoes were the right purchase!! You need to take care of your body. It is your biggest asset and most important thing in life.

Congrats for buying them and for your goal to run the 5K.

Warm smiles,


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DARACOX 8/31/2010 11:22PM

    Don't let her get to you! I know people like that (my mom) and they are all about making themselves look better by sabotaging others. You don't need to justify your choices to anyone else. It does sound like she's jealous and I would definitely distance yourself from that. It's hard enough to stick to a healthy lifestyle without negativity like that! emoticon

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ALY123GO 8/31/2010 10:03PM

    Sounds like you need to ditch the b**ch. This is an important lifestyle change you are making and you don't need dead weight dragging you down. Best of luck!

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BUD_44 8/31/2010 8:04PM

  I also wish people didn't have to be negative. They really bring you down. What I do is show them respect, say good morning, then get away from them as soon as possible. I won't let myself be around them.

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BUBBLEJ1 8/31/2010 7:58PM

    I should probably add that the shoes were $240NZD. I have noticed that things are 'double' the price here, so in USD they would have been just over $100. I'm a frugal shopper too but there are some things I can't afford to cut corners on especially because I have an ankle that was broken and not set for the correct ammount of time.

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WALKING_TALL 8/31/2010 7:52PM

  Wow. I'm sorry your friend was so negative. I'm a very frugal shopper myself (because I was brought up that way), so I can understand her initial shock at the price of your shoes. However, I do believe that some things are investments and are worth saving for. If a $240 pair of shoes is what you need to help you with your fitness goals, more power to you. She should have been more understanding and encouraging, whether or not she agreed with your shoe purchase. Good luck to you on your 5k. I hope it goes well.

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